Pattern Bar

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Pattern Bar Pattern Bar in Downtown Los Angeles is a rustic-chic bistro with great eats, amazing cocktails, & a stellar weekend party. Enjoy all of LA with Party Earth. Los Angeles United States 34.041583 -118.255377
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Party Earth Review An elegantly rustic bistro in LA’s Fashion District, Pattern Bar is a popular go-to for tapas during the week, creative cocktails at night, and a chic little party scene come Fridays. By day, the venue attracts... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Purple, Red Lines: Pershing Square

  • Phone:

    213-627-7774

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  • Hours:

    M–Th noon–midnight, F noon–2am, Sa 6pm–2am, Su 6pm–midnight

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Pattern Bar Review

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Pattern Bar in Downtown Los Angeles is a rustic-chic bistro with great eats, amazing cocktails, & a stellar weekend party. Enjoy all of LA with Party Earth.

An elegantly rustic bistro in LA’s Fashion District, Pattern Bar is a popular go-to for tapas during the week, creative cocktails at night, and a chic little party scene come Fridays.

By day, the venue attracts lots of stylish folks from the area’s surrounding boutiques and garment shops. Cozy group tables beneath large windows that line both sides of the corner space are the perfect place for patrons to savor their Venezuelan corncakes, organic salads, or panini ordered from the small plates menu.

Evenings bring a daily Happy Hour – aka “Fashionable Hour” – when trendy friends in designer wear order craft cocktails named for high-end designers, including The Chanel made with agave and cilantro and The Valentino made with pisco and egg whites.

Vintage sewing machines are scattered throughout, while worn sewing stools line the bar – a funky design aesthetic further supported by shiny white wall tiles that wouldn’t look out of place in an NYC subway.

Fridays and Saturdays bring in DJs who spin a dance-enticing mix of deep house, electronica, funk, soul, and disco beats, which gets a diverse crowd that’s equal parts fashionista and modish hipster grooving on the open floor.

Whether for a romantic dinner on Tuesday or an excuse to head downtown on weekends, Pattern Bar may be the only place in town where patrons can drink Haute Couture cocktails in the most unpretentious way possible.

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Tip from Jonah:

This is one of the only spots Downtown where local DJs spinning underground and deep house still reign supreme, so make sure you stay past 10:30pm on weekends when people really get out on the dance floor.

  • Crowd

    Fashion industry types, daytime shoppers, artsy professionals, trendy groups of girls, mod hipster class, 20s to early 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Friday and Saturday nights feature DJs spinning underground house and electronica, and some higher-energy (but definitely not Top 40) dance mixes.

    Ambient alt, indie, and lounge tunes all other times.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    An assortment of arepas, panini, and salads during the day and a tapas menu at night.

    Happy Hour M–F 5–7pm.

  • Prices

    Daytime small plates and salads/panini $6–$13, nighttime tapas $6–$16. Beer $7–$9, wine $7–$11, cocktails $13–$14.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Cool casual to trendy: skinny jeans, dark denim, fitted button-downs, v-necks, chic LBDs, blouses, heels.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights for the higher-energy vibe, big crowd, and DJs, or weeknights for Happy Hour to check the place out.

  • Close By

    The Parish (840 South Spring Street) is a highly regarded gastropub with a casual café space on one floor and a dark, romantic main dining room above. Reservations are advised for this venue, which was launched by one of the guys behind Venice’s inordinately popular The Tasting Kitchen.

Pattern Bar User Reviews

Average rating:
There is a pattern here
Gor G. Jun 7, 2013
Situated in the Fashion District, with vintage sewing machines decor, a drink named the Diane Von Furstenberg, clearly this bar is going for a theme of some sort. Not quite sure what that might be. So yeah, the place is a little too on the nose. It most closely resembles The Varnish or The Association (minus the weird musty, water damage smell), or for those who are Pasadena-bound, 1886. Drinks and mixologists are of the same ilk and all are adjacent to sketch areas, Well, not 1886. I went around dusk. While I was imbibing my 1920's cocktail, I saw a FIDM student scurry past because she KNEW that all the ghouls come out as soon as the sun goes down. It was humorous, but I felt bad for her. Typical LA dichotomy. So if prices, drinks, etc. all comparable, what's the key difference? And why did I mention 1886? The big difference between those other two DTLA locations is attitude. Because this place is somewhat off the beaten bar crawl path, there's a less insufferable arrogance on display. In that way, the vibe more closely resembles 1886. Still nice atmosphere, still nice drinks, less attitude.
Designer Drinks, Pretty Scenery, Good Beats
Danielle D. May 7, 2013
This downtown bar takes its inspiration from high fashion, but don't think you need to walk in wearing Louboutins and Louis Vuitton to have a great time. Of course, people here dress to impress (it is just down the street from FIDM, after all). As long as you leave your flip-flops and Uggs at home and wear something fairly decent, you'll fit right in. Here, it's an under-40 crowd of stylish Gen X & Y-ers. Drink prices are typical for downtown ($13-$14), but they're unique and tasty! My personal favorites are the Herrera (rum with fresh orange and and agave nectar) and the Chanel (Hornitos Reposado and Combier Orange with a bit of a bite, thanks to the serrano pepper!) I love that the bar is located at a corner, and the giant windows give it a nice open-air atmosphere. The DJs are always spinning something good (funk, soul, indie, etc. - no typical Hollywood club beats here), and it's no surprise that Pattern Bar counts a few KCRW peeps as their DJs. Garth Trinidad spins here on Tuesdays, and Anthony Valadez is among the DJs that spin on the last Wednesday of the month. I've only been here at night, 've yet to try their tapas or visit during the daytime. As with all downtown bars, get here early for parking and a comfy spot.
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